I'm going to take a break from my writer persona to be a mom (and yeah, okay, there's not really much difference, just the name I call myself).
My son, Sam, earned his Eagle Scout award yesterday. Actually, he really earned it over the past 12 years, from the time he became a Tiger Cub as a first grader, but he had the official Board of Review last night, where a whole mess of adults put him in the hot seat and grilled him about his experiences as a Boy Scout.
And let me tell you...that was longer than most PhD dissertation defenses I've witnessed.
There will be a ceremony in a few months, but as of last night, he is officially the newest Eagle Scout of Troop 805.